Oklahoma Christian University (OC) was founded in 1950 as a private coeducational Christian university. Established by members of the Churches of Christ, it is located in Oklahoma City. Formerly the Central Christian College, OC was listed as one of the 121 Best Western Colleges in 2010 and ranked 46 by the U.S. News and World Report as among the Regional Universities in the West Region for 2012.
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The institution believes in infusing faith in the academic programs and campus activities of students with the end goal of serving God. Through their college education at Oklahoma Christian University, students are assured of gaining the knowledge and skills to become leaders in their respective fields and make a difference in their communities.
OC is situated on a 24-acre campus on E. Memorial Road in Edmund, Oklahoma. It has a theater, pavilion, conservatory/recital hall, an athletic center and the Gaylord University Center.
The total yearly tuition at Oklahoma Christian University is estimated at $25,081 or approximately $12,540.50 per semester. This rate already includes the general and technology fees as well as the board and lodging.
To make college education affordable to its students, OC has an existing financial assistance program. Students who are eligible can avail of grants, scholarships, student and parent loans and work study. The school’s student financial services staff are in charge of assessing the eligibility of a student applicant.
OC also offers special discounts for students who fall under certain categories. Eligible to apply are dependent children of full-time ministers and students whose parents work full time at a K-12 Christian academy or at a sister college or university and those whose parents work in a mission under the Church of Christ in the U.S.
The number of students enrolled in OC as of 2011 was 2,194. This covers 1,854 students in the undergraduate program and 340 graduate students.
Academic Areas of Study
Oklahoma Christian College offers four-year degree programs in its three colleges – biblical studies, arts and sciences and professional studies. Areas of study covered by the College of Arts & Sciences include art and design, biology, chemistry and physics, communication, history and political science, music, nursing, pre-med and language and literature. The College of Professional Studies offers majors in education, business administration as well as in the different types of engineering including electrical and computer and mechanical.
It also provides a master’s degree program in engineering, business administration and ministry program.
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Oklahoma Christian University recognizes sports as an integral part of a student’s development. With its well-equipped campus, it trains students in swimming, golf, cross country, track and field, softball men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball.
OC’s athletic team known as the Eagles has won as national champion in golf, cross country, track and field and tennis for several years.